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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
+1 604-558-1965
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (83 reviews)
“poutine” (54 reviews)
“kale salad” (35 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Poutine was outstanding as was the warm kale salad. Lamb belly was soggy and lacked the crackling skin one seeks in bellies. Rest of the mains needed more care in preparation. Good for dinner with friends.

Thank 4masei5
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I've dined at the bar, in their booths and at the tables. Beautiful rustic atmosphere all around. I'm a frequent flyer at this bistro. Whenever I have friends or family from out of town this is the first place I take them! It's a sure...More

1  Thank Nanette1999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I have been to the Oakwood quite frequently. We returned and had lamb belly, kale salad, hamburger and wine. Our server Natasha recommended the wine and it was great and paired well with our food. The kale salad is always on our...More

1  Thank bobgwarren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here for New Year's Eve. There was a fixed menu and some suggested wine pairings for every dish. We enjoyed our food very much and loved the detail of giving guests cookies for the road :). The service was also good. It...More

Thank RoMaurino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are ever in Vancouver, plan to go to The Oakwood Bistro for dinner and you will be entranced. Superlatives do not do justice to the quality of the food but you MUST try the Scallop Crackling. Scallop Crackling I hear you ask? Yes,...More

1  Thank bebell1752
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to The Oakwood Canadian Bistro for our 26th anniversary dinner on a mini-vacation to Vancouver. I had read good reviews on Trip Advisor, and took a chance. Boy am I glad we found this place! Now, before I go any...More

1  Thank ELBSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome atmosphere and service! The bartender was hilarious and the menu was really unique! Can’t wait to go back in the New Year :)

Thank shannonc949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and welcoming right from the start. This restaurant has an excellent ambiance. We had a wonderful time sharing and sampling the dishes. All tasted amazing. The restaurant also has a great selection of wines. I love a good but short wine list and they...More

Thank Evelyn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Early evening meal with friends , ordered a few dishes to share, the service was very friendly, the dishes were tasty and reasonably priced . A great place with cosy ambience

1  Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A unique share your food family style dining experience. We made a reservation online but accidentally for the wrong night. When we arrived we discovered the mistake and the manager explained that they were fully booked with reservations for a large party. He offered suggestions...More

1  Thank Kathy W
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Brad B
30 June 2016|
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Response from Joel K | Reviewed this property |
Very BC Northwest casual. No problem. Hey, please give me a helpful vote on my review please. Thanks.
Sara S
9 June 2016|
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Response from 365taylorelizabeth | Reviewed this property |
They change the menu pretty frequently and are pretty accommodating. There are some dishes they will let you mod!
17 February 2015|
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Response from djangoGibsons | Reviewed this property |
I've not been for Sunday brunch and always reserve a table for dinner! Suggest you go early!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops within a block
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-1965
  • E-mail
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